If there’s one place I love visiting just as much as a furniture showroom, it has to be an independent bookshop.
Whether travelling in the UK, across Scandinavia or further afield, my husband and I always seem to come home from holiday with a few extra titles for our reading lists. We’ve even been known to have exceeded our luggage allowance purely down to the sheer amount of books we have bought along the way.
So when we head back to Copenhagen (with a bit of luck) this Christmas, one place we are both super excited about visiting is New Mags’ newly designed flagship bookstore and showroom.
Located on the exclusive Ny Østergade, alongside much-loved luxury names such as Mulberry, Paul Smith and Bang & Olufsen, the Scandinavian distributor of the most beautiful coffee table books, exclusive magazines and carefully curated collectables turned to none other than the inspirational architecture studio Norm Architects to transform their newly built space.
Taking inspiration from the calm and tranquil setting of traditional libraries, architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Marie Liebhardt, have certainly created a paradise for bookworms like us.
Making the most of its large deeply set windows and referencing the light golden sandstone used on the facade of the building, there is a cast-concrete floor, marble paint on the walls and 2.8-metre-high oak display panels allowing all the exciting titles and accessories to take centre stage.
Norm Architects also cleverly added a number of large stone plinths underneath the wooden shelves for additional displays, a long oak study table as a place for customers to read, and a brushed aluminium table and a lounge area.
As well as a striking stone sculpture by Copenhagen-based artist Josefine Winding, two pivoting wall panels reveal an office space in the back of the store for working, meetings or to sit in peace when flipping through a book.
Does It really get much better than that?
Want to know more?
To find out more visit the New Mags website.
Images courtesy of Norm Architects and taken by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Sandie Lykke Nolsøe.
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